What does the Bible say about
Question: Does the Bible teach anything related to using Facebook? How should we use social media sites?
Answer: The Bible says nothing directly about Facebook. The Scriptures were finalized more than 1,900 years before this social media site came to life on the Internet. What we can do, however, is examine how principles found in the Scriptures can be applied to social media Web sites.
Computers allow people to create gossip faster than ever before. Once created, sites like Facebook make it easy for the gossip to reach a WIDE audience - not just your friends or even those who live near you - but the whole world! People can say almost anything online and get away with it, especially when they do so anonymously. Romans 1 lists "backbiters" as a category of sinner to avoid becoming.
Backbiters are people who speak down or against others.
Gossip can be true information that attacks other people - it need not be false or half-true. We have to be wary of telling lies, rumors or out-of-context half-truths about others when posting online. The Bible is clear about what it thinks of gossip and lying.